Dramatic crash in Sorel-Tracy after police use road spikes to stop stolen truck
MONTREAL -- A bystander captured a dramatic moment in Sorel-Tracy on Wednesday, as police used road spikes to stop a stolen truck.
No one was seriously hurt, reported a local news outlet, the Sorel-Tracy Magazine -- though the crash that resulted was dramatic.
The incident began when a vehicle was stolen in the town of Sainte-Croix, not far from Quebec City, the magazine reported.
The driver was caught nearly two hours south, in Sorel-Tracy, after police spotted him on Highway 30.
They gave chase and used a mat with road spikes to finally catch the truck, though the driver tried to avoid it, careening wildly away.
He " attempted a maneuver to avoid [the spikes], then crashed into a car before ending by hitting an electric pole," said a spokesperson for Quebec provincial police, according to Sorel-Tracy Magazine.
The man was taken to hospital as a precaution, police said. He's been charged with dangerous driving, car theft and impaired driving.
Watch the video above.